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Previous Inductees

  • Joseph Antonini

    2011 Inductee

    In 1986, Joseph Antonini was named president and COO of Kmart Corporation. A year later, he was named chairman and CEO of Kmart. Since retiring from Kmart, Antonini formed JEA Enterprises, a business investment firm.

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  • Phyllis Arnold

    2011 Inductee

    Phyllis Huff Arnold is the State President of BB&T West Virginia and Regional President of BB&T West Virginia Central Region.

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  • William C. Bayless

    2015 Inductee

    Bill Bayless is the co-founder, President & CEO of American Campus Communities, Inc., the nation’s largest developer, owner and manager of high quality student housing.

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  • Marty Becker

    2012 Inductee

    W. Marston (Marty) Becker is President and Chief Executive Officer of Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd (Nasdaq-ALTE), a global specialty insurer/reinsurer with assets approximating $10 billion, and with major underwriting platforms in Bermuda, Ireland, the U.S., the UK and Latin America and premium writings of approximately $2 billion annually.

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  • Jerry Black

    2013 Inductee

    Jerry Black is senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer with Aeon Co., Ltd. based in Japan

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  • J. Michael Bodnar

    2011 Inductee

    Mike is actively involved as a real estate developer/investor and equity capitalist in start-up restaurants as well as the more established restaurant brands such as Jim & Nick's BBQ (28 unit, $3M+ AUV).

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  • William T. Bright

    2011 Inductee

    Bright has started, acquired and/or turned around over 30 different business ventures in his career, and he continues to work at expanding opportunities for more jobs in West Virginia in many industry areas.

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  • Russell Bunio

    2016 Inductee

    Russell Bunio joined Boeing in February 1998 as vice president and general manager of supply chain management and procurement.

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  • John Chambers

    2011 Inductee

    John Chambers is Chairman and CEO of Cisco. He has helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined Cisco in January 1991, to $1.2 billion when he assumed the role of CEO, to its current run rate of $40 billion. In 2006, Chambers was named Chairman of the Board, in addition to his CEO role.

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  • Marc A. Chini

    2015 Inductees

    Marc Chini is Executive Vice President and Human Resources Leader of Synchrony Financial, where he leverages his deep human resources experience amassed during his 30-year career.

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  • Karen S. Evans

    2012 Inductee

    Karen S. Evans is serving as the National Director for the US Cyber Challenge (USCC). The USCC is the nationwide talent search and skills development program focused specifically on the cyber workforce. She serves as a Voice of Authority for Safegov.org, an on-line forum specifically focused on cloud computing policy issues.

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  • Thomas Jones

    2016 Inductee

    J. Thomas Jones received an undergraduate degree in accounting from WVU in 1971 and a master’s in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota in 1973.

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  • Ken Kendrick

    2011 Inductee

    Earl G. "Ken" Kendrick Jr. graduated from WVU in 1965 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. A native of Princeton, W.Va., this Mountaineer has become one of the leading entrepreneurs in the world.

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  • William F. Kennedy

    2012 Inductee

    In May, 1990, Bill was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Private Client Group and became a member of the twelve-person Management Committee at Kidder, Peabody & Co. In January, 1995, Kidder, Peabody & Co. merged with Paine Webber and Bill was appointed Executive Vice President and Southern Division Manager. His division grew to 115 Branch Offices, with 2400 financial advisors and over $1 Billion in revenues.

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  • James R. Lynch

    2014 Inductee

    Jim is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain with accountability for all manufacturing, logistics, engineering, planning and integration and HSE for PepsiCo Americas Beverages, including Pepsi Beverages Company, Gatorade, Tropicana and Naked Juice.

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  • William T. McLaughlin

    2011 Inductee

    Because of Mr. William T. McLaughlin II, banking in West Virginia has significantly changed.

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  • Don Parkinson

    2016 Inductee

    Don Parkinson earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1964 and his master’s degree from Stanford University in 1977.

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  • Andrew D. Peters

    2015 Inductees

    Andrew D. Peters is Chief Safety Officer for AECOM (NYSE: ACM), a $19-billion, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm with the ability to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets globally.

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  • Parry G. Petroplus

    2012 Inductee

    Parry Petroplus is President of Petroplus and Associates, Inc., which is a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in property management. Petroplus founded the company in 1976. He has been a real estate broker since 1978 in the state of West Virginia, and has been licensed in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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  • Robert Reitman

    2013 Inductee

    Robert "Bob" Reitman is an icon in the Cleveland region, having worked at The Tranzonic Companies in Pepper Pike, Ohio, from 1968-98. He served as Tranzonic’s chief executive officer and president from 1973-98, and also served as chairman from 1982-98.

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  • Robert Reynolds

    2016 Inductee

    Robert Reynolds is president and CEO of Putnam Investments and president of the Putnam Funds.

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  • Robert Robinson

    2013 Inductee

    Robert Robinson is widely known through the Wheeling, W.Va., region and the Ohio Valley for the highly successful automotive group that bears his family name, as well as a wide range of community efforts.

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  • Penelope Facemire Roll

    2015 Inductee

    Penelope (Penni) Facemire Roll currently serves as an Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Ares Management L.P.'s Direct Lending Group and the Chief Financial Officer of Ares Capital Corporation.

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  • William M. Sheedy

    2014 Inductee

    Bill Sheedy is Executive Vice President of Visa Inc. In his current role, Bill is responsible globally for the company's corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, government relations and Visa's business in Europe.

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  • Fred T. Tattersall

    2011 Inductee

    Tattersall is now Chairman of 1607 Capital Partners, a Richmond-based investment management company established in 2007. The firm manages over $1.5 billion in assets, specializing in investing using closed end funds.

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  • Douglas R. Van Scoy

    2012 Inductee

    In 1974, Doug went to work with the investment firm of Smith Barney and stayed until his retirement in 2001. During that period he held various positions, and ended his career in 2001 as the Deputy Director and Senior Executive Vice President of Smith Barney. In that position Doug was on the management committee and was part of the team responsible for managing the Private Client Group with revenues of seven billion dollars, 500 branch offices and 12,000 financial consultants

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  • Henry C. Wagner

    2012 Inductee

    Henry C. Wagner, III's position as president and CEO of Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY allowed him to grow the organization from a single medical center teaching hospital with revenues of $50 million to a regional network of 10 hospitals/outpatient centers/home care services with revenues of $1 billion.

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  • D. Stephen Walker

    2014 Inductee

    A Charleston, WV, native, D. Stephen Walker entered the family business of Walker Machinery, a Caterpillar, Inc. dealer for western West Virginia and southeast Ohio, in 1971. He became President and Chief Operating Officer in 1983 and remained so until the sale of the business and his retirement in 2010.

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  • Samuel H. Weese

    2014 Inductee

    In 1988, Samuel H. Weese became president and CEO of The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a distance education institution for those in the financial services industry, until he retired in 2003. His 37-year career included academics, government, and business.

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  • David Woodrum

    2013 Inductee

    David Woodrum is president of Woodrum, Inc., a national acute and ambulatory care management and consulting company, and is a frequent presenter at health care conferences and author of published articles and books.

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